- 6 Suffolk Barns that all sleep 2, and Two Thatched Farmhouse Cottages for couples
- Each property has a fully enclosed garden. We welcome up to 3 dogs in each
- Private Hot Tubs with 7 of the properties
- 2 or 3 night weekends from Fridays
- 4 night midweek breaks from Mondays
- 5 night midweek breaks from Sundays
- Full weeks or fortnights from any of those days
- Fully enclosed 2 acre meadow for your dogs
- Hundreds of Five Star TripAdvisor and Facebook reviews
- Seven of the properties have Private Hot Tubs
- Visit England Gold Awards all round
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We also have two awesome Dutch Barges, moored in Suffolk! Both have featured in ‘The Times’ and offer a truly unique stay! They’re static so think of them as floating holiday cottages with views!
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It's Throwback Thursday and I came across these from a couple of years ago.
Me and my wee one during a great day out, including a trip to 'Onderneming' at Snape Maltings.
I have no idea where she gets her daft side from?!?!? 🤷♂️😳
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You two are like peas in a pod, looks & up to shenanigans! (One of our under used words 😁) x
I couldn't possibly quess🤔🤣
Hmmm - I wonder 🤔🤪
Lovely pictures 😊
Carl if you look in the mirror you will see who she gets it from 😂
Everyone that comes from Valerie is a daft muppet! 😂
You can't deny she's yours!
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Yesterday, trying to get some work done, there’s no escape from these 3
Tilly celebrating her birthday yesterday 😍🐻
This is Elsie 😁😁😁😁😁
Happy pivotal day from Devon x
Ralph wanted to help measure things!
I went to make myself a coffee , come back to this .... pinched my seat and changed the channel 🤦🏼♀️😂
My 13 year old Staffie
Rosco at Lake Windermere 💗
Dexter and Hugo
Boo checking her biscuit will last 😂
Why can’t I get in my bed?
How awesome is this shot?
Stunning sunrise down at Snape Maltings last week, with our huge Barge 'Onderneming' at the back.
It was taken by local photographer Tony Pick Photography. Do check out Tony's work as he has so many incredible images. He's based in Aldeburgh and also recently shot the boat on the beach that I posted on here yesterday. It's fair to say his photos are better than mine though!
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Wow, truly beautiful
Gobsmacked, beautiful x
Just looks so peaceful
Beautiful part of the country.
Great pic 👍🏼
Great pic, we had a look at your barge when we visited Snape Maltings we were amazed how big it is.
What an incredible picture!
Stunning. My attempts are not as good as yours but here's one I took when walking the dog the other morning x
Absolutely beautiful x
Beautiful photo, Allyson!
I love this photo Carl
Jigsaw puzzle please!
Love Snape Maltings!!
Little jaunt to Aldeburgh on Saturday for a bag of chips in the pouring rain under my umbrella. How British am I?!?! 🤣🤣🤣
Luckily the rain subsided so I took a few pics. Here are my faves
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Hope you remembered the salt & vinegar! xx
Very atmospheric.😆 We zoomed up to Darsham to put the caravan to sleep and wandered over to Dunwich, the cafe was open but no chips, most disappointed. Dog ran her legs off on the beach which in most parts was deserted, but she didn't care, all she wanted was her ball, the sea and the sand, with the occasional rainbow for company 😊
Think I’m very British too - I go dog walking on Fridays with my friend & we finish with a mini picnic of coffee & homemade cake or scone in the park - the last two weeks it rained but we picnicked in the rain anyway🤣☔️!
We were there the previous Saturday and guess what - it rained!! Had lunch in Regatta (bit more civilised than a bag of chips 😂😂!). Likewise it did stop raining in the afternoon- here are a couple of my favourite photos ❤️
Will have to venture out that way this week 😁😉
We did the same! But headedto Thorpeness for our chips by the mere.
I bet it was nice and quiet 😊
worth it - best fish and chips in the world
This was my photo from our visit there last week
I don't think you can beat a good old portion of chips in the rain ☔🍟
Great pics whatever the weather it’s always my favourite place. That and Thorpeness 😊
The only time I visited, it was lashing with rain....must visit again, when better weather promised!
Yes you're absolutely right. Some of the best people in the world are called Carl. And here's one them...
We have so many incredible photos of our Barns & Barges, as well as our fab virtual tours, which allow you to look visit us with just a computer, a sofa, and a cup of tea. And it's all the work of this man, who you've never seen before.
Carl Lamb of ambientLight has been shooting us for years, and this week he was over to update the virtual tours on some of the Barns.
I just thought I'd take the opportunity to introduce you to someone who is very much an important cog in the Woodfarm wheel, and an all round very nice chap. So you lot, meet Carl. Carl meet this lot!
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Another Cool And Rocking Legend then... Nice one C-A-R-Ls. 😉
Hi Carl 😘
Hi Carl 😊
Great name Carl. My gardener is also a Carl. 😀
Nice to meet you Carl. 😊
Hi Carl, great job you do with your virtual tours.
Hi Carl - good to see the face behind the lense!
Great photos and virtual tours Carl.
Hi Carl, pleased to meet you, from one of this lot!
Hi Carl - another legend x
Double Carl two lovely creative chaps 👍👍
Love the photos x
Hi Carl. Fab job on the video tours 😍 xx
Yep I’ve got a Carl. Poor sausage is in the campervan as our son (Jacob Carl) and I have just come back from Portugal and are quarantining.
Nice to meet ypu Carl, great photos 👍
The Woodentop's salute you for a great job well done 👍
Nice to meet you Carl. You do a brilliant job 👍
A lotta love for you Carl Lamb!
Thank you everyone 😊 Always a pleasure working with Carl Scott at Woodfarm Barns & Barges
Nice to meet the pool guy too today
Go Carl Lamb! X
‘Thought for the week’
Change is afoot...
I believe that the way in which we all live and work has been changed and will remain so for many years to come, possibly forever. I don’t mean this negatively or positively, I just mean things will now be very different to how we ever envisaged going about our lives.
The way in which my business operates has seen some minor changes in the grand scheme of things, but as things stand we are able to fully function and for that I am extremely grateful. Fortunately I own a business that naturally ‘works’, in as much as it isn’t a business that involves people being close to each other. I’m thankful for that. Our minor changes are simply in our housekeeping regimes, but my awesome team adapted to that week one in July.
We could well face a further lockdown, or indeed lockdowns. I don’t wish to dwell on the reasons for this, but I am simply focussing on the fact that life as we knew it in 2019, will forever be different from 2020 onwards. We could never have seen imagined this, even though we’ve all seen the pandemic films. It was just fiction. It'll never happen.
The change that I have been thinking about recently and wonder what you think, is the impact on our lives and the way in which we go about our lives in a far broader sense.
Office working, working from home, the businesses that will suffer because of that change, strain on relationships, or indeed the positive side of families being together more.
I am not talking about change for good, or change for bad. I am simply talking about the change in as much as things are, and will be, different.
I'd love to know how you think areas of our society have changed, or will change. What do you think may be better? What positives can emerge? discuss…
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Good morning C. Scott!.. Gonna be a beautiful day! ..Not the world's best photographer but... where am I? 😀📷
For me it was the opportunity and catalyst to change my LIFE - my career and lifestyle which I had wanted to do for some time but I couldn’t find the open door opportunity until 17th March. I no longer have to work in a way that doesn’t suit my life or how I want to live. I now have a career portfolio which has given me more independence, flexibility and I’m passionate about it all. I no longer feel beholden to the employer and wholly and depressingly dictated by a time on a clock . I hope that this pandemic is not seen as all negative but has shown society positives such as not taking material pleasures, precious life, the importance of physical face to face communication and community respect, for granted. Tbh I was shocked at how many assume it is their absolute right and need to travel abroad for a holiday when we have such beautiful places to savour on our own amazing island and categorically should be supporting our own economy first and foremost in such a recession.
Yes you are totally correct Carl, a forever change of life - in many ways! My biggest heartache is not knowing, when we'll next see our Son & 3 Grandchildren, who live on the other side of the world....environmentally less flights is a wonderful thing...BUT it comes with a huge void & The positive in life, (I am a Veterinary Receptionist, I miss seeing the many kind & lovely folks) but not 'having' to face the folk, that think its their given right, not to give any respect to their fellow human being - silence is golden.
For me it’s been a chance to pause my gardening business which I’d become a bit fed up with and start my new online eco living store, which I’d dabbled in since fundraising for Jacob and his scouting trips. I’ve learnt how to sew well (I hope!) and I’m absolutely buzzing with ideas about what to create and put in the store next! So many new things to try, some work some don’t, but it’s very exciting!
I’ve been to the office once in 8 months. I couldn’t go back after that once as someone in my ‘bubble’ had covid. But working from home I know my team better than I ever did. I see their kids and partners on zoom, we say hello. Some days we all ‘bring’ our dogs to the team meetings. We send photos of our lives in WhatsApp group chats. The lack of real contact has weirdly made us closer, friends rather than colleagues. I wonder if it will change if we ever go back to office working. I miss hugs. Deeply. I’m a hugger, I hug everyone! I didn’t realise how important that is to me. I cry every other day about the division this has caused, and I’m constantly trying to make people be nice to each other when they are arguing, sometimes they say the nastiest things to each other. Is it real, should we have a vaccine, do masks work, are we being controlled. Ultimately you can’t change what’s happening but even in difference of opinion people can be nice to each other. I want us to go back to being ‘in it together’ instead of in it together unless you wear/don’t wear a mask, stay home/go out, panic buy/continue to shop normally. I love holidaying in the UK, I’m currently in a holiday cottage enjoying a beautiful area that I’ve never explored before. But I miss international travel. Learning about other cultures, meeting people who live a life completely different to my own. I can live without it, I’m lucky to have had it, but I miss it. And Christmas. Everyone is worried about being alone. I get it, I’m worried too. But I hope we can use that experience to remind us of the thousands of people who are alone every Christmas and maybe show empathy towards them in future. I suppose the change that comes from this will be what we make it. At first I thought that could be something really positive. Now I’m not so sure
Also for Jacob starting 6th form it’s meant that there are much fewer people in his bubble giving him more of a chance to recognise faces and talk to people. I saw him go up and chat to a couple of lads waiting to go into school, something I have never seen him do before. Because there are less people around, he’s not confused by a sea of faces as much and wont risk the chance of looking foolish by going up to the wrong person, because of this chance he usually doesn’t risk it and waits for people to come to him. Who of us would be brave enough to go up to a group of teenagers not quite knowing if you knew any of them or not and if they were who you thought they were? (Jacob has a severe visual impairment) xx
One positive I found from lockdown was how so many of us would thank each other for being respectful when passing in the street, so many conversations with people I had never met or spoken to before. During lockdown, half of my school week was spent working from home and so I feel blessed to have picked up some new IT skills which has now led to regular Zoom calls with my friends, something we never thought to do before. Working within bubbles in school has been challenging but equally enjoyable as playtime are far less hectic with just a single year group (I'm sure my senior leadership team would not agree!) My main negative was trying to work from home & convince the dog was I was not there just to play with him 😁 And to sum up, we have discovered and formed our Woodentop society which is such a great bunch of people who cheer me up no end, so thank you Carl & The Woodentops 😘
Well strangely I am doing more international work than ever. Because of Zoom and Teams I can talk to colleagues all over the world. Rather than seeing some of them once a year I see one or two once a week, listen to what is happening in their country, see what the weather is like there, meet their dog and feel a bit connected. But seeing the teams I work with only on zoom all the time is tough stuff although we try to have a laugh too. There is already talk of my office disappearing and the chance to work at home more permanently. But I miss my colleagues, good and bad! The little chats, the small reassurances I have got an idea right, the companionship, the shared thinking. I miss all that. I miss travelling to a new country and experiencing it for the first time, I even miss the terrified feelings I had as we took off and I was still in disbelief that planes actually work. I miss a gin and tonic watching beautiful clouds from a plane. Most of all I miss my friends and family. My friends are so precious and not seeing them as much as we used to is really hard.
I found that lockdown seemed to bring out the best in people. So many kind offers of help etc. But slowly we are reverting back to selfishness. Rubbish on the streets seems worse and now discarded face masks litter everywhere. Was so hoping things had changed for the better but unfortunately not.Businesses keeping you hanging on the line,Drs and dentists not doing face to face appointments and all using Covid as an excuse. Sorry if I sound negative but really feel 2020 has changed things and not necessarily for the better. Sad for the businesses that have gone under and for all the unemployed. Coffee called for or maybe a stiff whisky 🥃.
Instead of Uncle Albert "during the war..." it has now become "before Covid..." Before Covid people were like zombies going around the supermarket- I was watching them one day and decided to break the mould...they started playing It's Raining Men so I abandoned the trolley and started dancing 😂 My daughter just started pushing the trolley... x
I work at a senior school year 9 - 13. I have really noticed the bad behaviour of children since the lock down. Yes it has taken them time to adjust after being away for school for months, being able to see their friends in large groups outside of school. The year 9’s that started in September who were big fish in their previous school, but because in a year 9 bubble have carried on being big fish, where if in normal times mixing with the other older kids they would have been put in their place. Older year groups would have made it clear they are no longer big fish, but little fish in their big pond. So there has been a very negative start back to school I feel. It has been very challenging keeping year groups in different bubbles, using different corridors, toilets, eating areas. Teachers moving class room, instead of the children moving to the teachers class room. So children sometimes now have double lesson in subjects, so concentration & behaviour are poor. We did have one isolation room for the children taken out of lesson, we now have to have four, to keep year group separate. So far they are all full daily. Challenging times ahead I fear.
I've found more friends since lockdown, people like me who live alone and don't really have a bubble as such, it's changed how people see each other and it's given a bigger push to get out of that comfort zone and make a change in how ypu view thing and do things. I've always wanted a job where I work from home 🤣 started a new job in June and have only met my boss in real life and that was in Feb but have made some great connections with people through a computer screen. Yes it's changed a lot of things, but isn't it strange how masks are now a staple part of our lives and how you have one for every coat pocket and maybe a few in the car, just in case 🤣🤣 reminds me of a certain wooden top cheifs car and glasses 🤣 Took this amazing picture at a beach near(ish) you yesterday 😍😍 my fave picture of the year I think
What are your weekend plans?
As we try safely to carry on with our lives, it's important to plan stuff in my humble opinion, and have things to look forward to.
Barns & Barges all full, so the rest of you will have to come up with other activities. The weather forecast is pretty good, so what's occurring?
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I've been cycling/walking/scrambling all over the Lake District this last 6 weeks or so, nipping back 'n forth 😉. Its been nourishing my soul 😊. Off to the New forest next with the doglets 🐶🐶
Busy moving Doodledales to our new larger ptemises
Girl power means we’re watching the BGT final, as u can imagine Phil is very excited!! Ooh...and we’re going to Pizza Express beforehand, woohoo 🤣
Off to Darsham to get the caravan snuggled down for the winter, while we're over there going to let the dog loose on Dunwich beach to chase the seagulls all the way to Sizewell and back, just hope the rain and wind holds off, not a lot of fun trying to cover a caravan in wind and rain 😕
We're decorating our lounge. The previous people had a penchant for black...... Everywhere. Walls, dado rail, beautiful hardwood fire surround.... All black. As the room has no windows, just a patio door, it's very, very dark and a quite depressing. Its going cream and white and we're hoping to get the fireplace back to the original wood. Fortunately they didn't prep well so it's scraping off quite nicely except the fireplace because they sprayed that. If anyone has any hints or tips it would be much appreciated 🤔😊 Have a great weekend all xx
We’re taking a walk somewhere on the west coast of Cornwall.
Starting to get stuff ready for our trip ooop north to some place run by Chief of the Woodentops.😁
Helping my friend do dog training tomorrow and going to see puppy Fern again on Sunday..... oh and eating and drinking in between times... 😂😂🤣🤣!!
We are meeting friends, walking & lunching. Perfect. 🥰. Enjoy all! X
I've been decorating my kitchen this week so might try and do a bit more BUT most importantly for me, go for a horse ride tomorrow and take in the beautiful Surrey countryside. Thanks for asking ☺ x
If the weather's good I might do a 10 mile walk......with pub lunch of course for a rest!!!
Planting bulbs, walking the dog and painting the kitchen - don't have the hours for anything else. 😅
Pretty boring here.... just back from a haircut & food shopping & catching up on replies to emails this afternoon now the sun has gone. Not much to look forward to at the moment except a take-away tomorrow so no cooking, yay! Not even a pub quiz this week 😩. Enjoy your weekend. xx
My plan is to do some gardening, not very exciting xx
Great to hear of a business doing so well in these tricky times 😊
I'm at wooden tops barns as we speak 😁😂😁 tonight is Chinese takeaway then tomorrow a trip to the seaside to introduce new woof to the sea 🌊 wish me luck 🤣🤣
Waiting for my sister to come down for part two of operation house clearance😆 started last weekend and achieved so much. As they say in the film Frozen I “let it go, let it go”🤣 this week we are ably assisted by my daughter and Flake the spaniel 🐶Love my bubble family 😷xx
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I can thoroughly recommend this wonderful place, I love it so much attention to detail and so much care given by Carl and his wonderful staff xx
Zoe Mummery this the place I am talking about xx
Would love to come and stay again now I know how to turn the heat up haha x
Kate....this looks nice!!?
See you soon 🤗
Oh how I wish I was there!
Cannot wait to come for our 4 night stay
Ooooo countdown has started 🙃 Paul Kaiser
Stayed here a few times. Also on the barges too. Both stunning.
So disappointed our visit had to be cancelled due to covid.But very much looking foward to coming next year as ourselves and the dogs love our stay at woodfarm.🐕🐾.👍
Just spent my 70th birthday there, although not all the family could come a fab couple of days love Woodfarm house and Carl is a star where comfort is concerned 😊
Saw this pic and it reminded me that prior to COVID we had to cancel our planned trip here due to work commitments. So I’ve booked today for our wedding anniversary next February. 😁
Huge thanks to Tracey for our latest Five Star Tripadvisor review 😁
"Restful, peaceful. A great place to recharge"
Left on Sep 28, 2020 for a stay in Sep 2020
"Booked Deben barn post lockdown for a long weekend with the dog. The barn had everything you needed for a restful stay. It was cosy, clean and felt
safe. It was lovely having toiletries provided together with towels, robes and slippers for when you have to tear yourself away from the hot tub in your own private garden.
The garden was secure for the dog and a pleasant place to sit. The breakfast basket was delicious especially the bread and our dog was thoroughly spoilt with his own jar of doggie treats. Appreciated the freebies such as mugs, fridge magnets etc as we all love a freebie don’t we. We used the doggie paddock every morning before heading off out and there are plenty of local country walks nearby.
There’s also lots of beautiful places to visit within driving distance and we managed to fit in Southwold, Dunwich, Woodbridge, Snape and Framlingham Castle where there is also a lovely nature site and lake. Most places we went were dog friendly particularly the Dog pub at Grundisburgh where we had Sunday lunch where you can also get a Sunday roast for your pooch 🐶.
Would definitely recommend the barns with or without your dog"
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I tried to leave my review ages ago but 3rd time lucky, it is now there. I also posted pics but not sure they married up with the review! 🤷♀️ Hey ho...technology 😁 Great review from Tracey x
Paula Smith good dog friendly place. 😊
We stayed here too,lovely little barn x
Our favourite place to stay. Love 💕 it. We will be back xx
Us “Barred “ why what did we do now , does that mean 😭 we are no longer “Woodentops” . This is our favourite place to visit how could you be so cruel , no more pub quizzes or visits to the deli . How do I tell Bella and what will become of her mug collection and your promise to her of the first Woodfarm Barns dog bowl ! 🐺💔🐾
Cannot wait til tomorrow and our stay at Orwell barn, let’s hope Boris makes no more announcements
Great review Carl xx
Tick...tock...tick...tock ... Countdown til Monday
I hope Mr Lucock remembered to bring you all those beers he's been promising you for the last xx months Carl !! And no chocolate-flavoured ones either !! 😎😖
Stunning autumn day down at Snape Maltings right now
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It was so beautiful when we stayed, the sound of the grasses was wonderful xx
It looks so lovely - P.S saw this photo and thought of .......🤣🤣🤣x